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Adair County 4-H Member Receives Tobin 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to an Adair County 4-H member. Michael Cooley, Orient, received the Tobin 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of J. Kelly and Irene Tobin.


Cooley, an eight-year 4-H member, is the son of Mike and Dawn Cooley. He has served as president, vice president and secretary of his 4-H club. Cooley has participated most actively in the leadership, communication, citizenship and welding project areas. He served on his state, county and area 4-H councils. He was a delegate to the National 4-H Congress and the National 4-H Conference, and was the co-chair for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. He has received state leadership and communication project awards and was an Iowa representative on the National 4-H Youth Directions Council.


"From my very first educational demonstration to attending National 4-H Conference, 4-H has been a true teacher," Cooley said. "I have learned how to be an effective communicator, which will help me in whatever career path I may choose."


Cooley is a freshman at Iowa State University where he is majoring in agricultural communications. He is a member of Collegiate 4-H, the ISU President's Leadership class, ISU Freshmen Council, Ag Ed Club, and Collegiate FFA. Cooley also works as an Iowa Operation: Military Kids program assistant with the Iowa 4-H Youth program.


For more information about 4-H, contact the Iowa State University Extension office in your county.






Contacts :

Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu

Tracy S. Petersen, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9915